Shazam and Spotify partner for mobile

Venture capital-backed online music providers Shazam and Spotify have announced a partnership to improve their range of products for mobile users.

The agreement will see Spotify’s service integrated across the full range of Shazam’s free and paid-for applications created for MP3 players, smartphones and tablets.

The link-up will enable users of Shazam, a music search company and database designed for mobile technology which was founded in 2002, to access Spotify directly through an application, and the technology will be available on both Apple and Google’s Android operating systems.

Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam, says: ‘Integrating Spotify into Shazam’s applications combines music discovery with one of the world’s most popular music streaming services, providing a seamless experience for music fans at the point of inspiration in any location.’

Headquartered in London, Shazam has clients including AT&T, T-Mobile and Vodafone and can be found in more than 200 countries in over 30 languages.

The company’s investors include Google backer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Acacia Capital, while Spotify is financed by VC firms including Northzone Ventures and Wellington Partners. 

Nick Britton

Nick Britton

Nick was the Managing Editor for when it was owned by Vitesse Media, before moving on to become Head of Investment Group and Editor at What Investment and thence to Head of Intermediary...

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